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I am still waiting on a commission from someone that I have already sent my payment to... but the thing is is that said person keeps opening up for more and more commissions and I sent my payment to them over a month ago... I have asked about it a few times but I just keep getting "I'm going to start on it soon" but then they open for even more commissions... I don't want to make them mad by keeping on bugging them about it, cause I love their art... Its just I'm worried that I may not get it... D:

any suggestions?

*dont want to name names! :3

EDIT: I HAVE MADE CONTACT WITH THE ARTIST AND ALL IS WELL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND HELP!

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onesteptwo
May. 27th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
Have they started or finished these other commissions? If no, then why do you care if they take more? So long as they finish yours in a timely manner, there's not really a problem here.
tenshi_koneko34
May. 27th, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
a bunch of them they have started and finished within a few days of getting the payment...
tenshi_koneko34
May. 27th, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
that is if not all of them... >.>
onesteptwo
May. 27th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
I'd send an email asking if any progress had been made on yours and ask if they might be doing things in a weird order. Some artists need to just work on whatever strikes their fancy and so long as that's within a reasonable amount of time, it'll turn out their best work and be worth it.
tenshi_koneko34
May. 27th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
ok thanks
leahtaur
May. 27th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
You can give them a deadline if you're really worried about it, but I wouldn't get too stressed. A month isn't that long, and it could be they just really feel like drawing ___ right now. (Horses, nudes, apples, who knows.) I agree with the above commentor that if you stay patient and ignore the order they do things in, you'll get a better product.

Of course, do keep bugging them every so often.
thornwolf
May. 27th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)
Pretty much what the others said. Personally, if something doesn't have a particular deadline, I work on things out of order as I'm feeling inspired to do so. I don't like to work on commissions I'm feeling not so confident about if I'm having an "off" day so I'll work on something else. A month isn't that long, but you're well within your rights to ask about an ETA or at least a progress report. :)
shukivengeance
May. 27th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
It's a little weird that they're taking more commissions when they freely admit not having started on yours, but as others said a month isn't very long so your worrying might be premature.
myenia
May. 27th, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
I don't even think its too wierd to do that. If you make it down to the last persons on your list...there's no problem advertising the space opening up. The problem would be if the other people who paid when she did HADN'T gotten theirs done...then we'd know she had many left to do.

I don't think too many artists wait until they hit completely empty to fill back up.
shukivengeance
May. 27th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
Do you know for a fact that the OP is the only one they have left to do?

And it is kind of unfair for a commissioner to take on more commissions that they may then do instead of the one for the person who's been waiting the longest. Considering it hasn't even been started, not even a basic sketch or anything, that -is- a possibility. I've seen such things happen before and that's why I posted what I did.
myenia
May. 27th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
I just don't think that that should be something to worry about until that person DOES start work on a sooner-commissioned item. You can't get upset with someone for doing something that they haven't yet done.

And even if they DID start working on something else, I'd have to site what Thornwolf said above. Sometimes its best to wait for inspiration than force yourself to get something done in order. It has only been a month and it is quite reasonable for that to be the case. I know there have been several times that I've gone out of order, and I would hope that someone would rather you use your best judgement as the artist on their commission than be 100% fair and not deliver something of quality.

I'm not sure if this commission is a sketch, a full commission, or what we're talking about. Whatever it may be, if it had been a couple months, I'd completely agree...but as it has only been one, I think it is unfair to do more than keep quiet attention and make note JUST in case it does become a couple of months.
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